BENEFITING: Jack H Marston II Melanoma Fund
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Many of you know that I love to run! It reduces my stress, helps to keep me healthy, and allows me to enjoy IPAs! I never thought I would want to run a marathon, and then the bug bit me. I have run the Detroit Marathon, but my running dream has always been to run the NYC Marathon.
What many of you may not know is that I had a friend that passed away on March 21, 2011 from melanoma. Tami Wood-Lively was such a vibrant, sassy lady. She was full of spunk and had a laughter that filled a room, as well as every heart that heard her enjoying life. It is my honor to fundraise for melanoma and run this race. I hope to have half the strength and courage that Tami embodied as I fulfill my running dream on November 6, 2016!
The picture I posted is of a fun night in New York, with Tami. Also in the picture is my good friend Dawn, who has been such an inspiration to me and is a big reason I'm running NYC!
Fighting Melanoma Every Step of the Way
- Melanoma is the most underfunded of all cancers by federal and private agencies.
- Early detection makes melanoma highly curable, but it is the least screened cancer.
- People find their own melanoma more frequently than doctors do and melanoma detection is not a training requirement for most medical disciplines.
Jack’s Team: Established in 2005 when a group of athletes came together to join the fight against melanoma. Jack's Fund has been an official marathon charity for 12 years and disbursed over $300,000 to research. We invite athletes of varied experience from all stages of life to join Jack’s Team.
Our success stems from a unique - SPF - Strength, Passion and Focus each member brings to the team.
Your fundraising efforts and dedication to raising awareness will truly make a difference. To learn more, please visit our website at Jacksfund.org.
If you prefer to donate by check, please indicate the runner you are supporting and the race name. Then forward your check to: Jack’s Fund P.O. Box 436 Glen Ellyn IL 60137 ATTN: Jack's Team.
Jack’s Team encourages and accepts corporate matching programs. Questions - contact us.